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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 13, 2007 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

Does anyone use audio software to try to "fix" or "enhance" shows? I often add a bit of reverb using a program called XMPlay, and I find that it makes some shows sound bizarre but adds a huge amount of depth to some, especially shows with already good sound quality like 2-26-77. Anyone else add reverb? How about other effects? Are there any good free programs for that out there?

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jun 14, 2007 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

...Just listened through a 1200 watt PA system. The reverb kind of softens the rough edges and gives a SBD more of a "hall" or aud sound. Just a touch heavy handed, but for comparison purposes the illustration works.

Our drummer just unearthed a two track tape from 93 and ran it through his computer mixing console with just a very faint touch of delay that has a similar effect without being unnatural. Probably the best effect to try this with would be a vocal exciter or aural exciter. This would work extremly well with acoustic shows. This effect might be in ProTools or one of the Cakewalk studio bundles.

If anybody else out there has the capability, I'd like to hear some juiced up samples.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Jun 13, 2007 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

I wish!

Sounds good though..i always see reviews talking about correcting the pitch and whatnot... I feel after you modify it brosef, upload it back up to the archive if you have the time ;]

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 13, 2007 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

Well, I can give an example. My personal favorite Franklin's Tower is 12/12/78.

Here is the normal SBD recording:
gd78-12-12.sbd-patched.cotsman.19895.sbeok.shnf d1t03

...and here is the same recording with reverb added and a slight change in the equalization:
http://www.colby.edu/personal/c/cpfreder/franklin's_tower.mp3

Try both out, preferably on computer speakers, and tell me if there is much difference.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-06-13 13:36:35

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 13, 2007 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

Whoops, double post...and when I said "computer speakers" I meant "not computer speakers, but rather speakers that are of at least a decent quality and can produce both bass and treble sounds unlike laptop speakers"

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Poster: daliguana Date: Jun 13, 2007 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doctoring & Modifying Show Recordings

Interesting. Love the links - easy to compare side by side (one on another). Anyhew, my $.02 (man, its just easier to type two cents!), there is a little artificial depth, but I much prefer the undoctored. You lose the crisp strums and vocals...